#IAmForPeace: Understanding peace in Mindanao

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What will it take for the country to achieve lasting peace? How can the country best help government and the MILF?

(UPDATED) MANILA, Philippines – Philippine media has been abuzz recently over the peace situation in Mindanao with the signing of the historic Framework Agreement between the government and the Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF).

Much has been said about the peace deal. A lot of questions have also been asked about the details of the framework. The deal has been long awaited both in the Philippines and the world–the promise of lasting peace in Muslim Mindanao.

Malapit na ang panahon na ang gustong magbakasyon sa Pagudpud, puwede na ring sa Sulu magpunta,” promised President Benigno Aquino III. (Soon those who want to vacation in Pagudpud can also take a vacation in Sulu.)

What will it take for us to get there?

As the 34th round of peace talks begins, that’s the question we tried to answer during the Twitter conversation last Friday, December 14, 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. at Rappler.

How can the country best help government and the MILF in the search for peace? Can social media be used to promote peace?

Here’s what people have been saying:

Continue the campaign and the conversation. On Twitter, use the hashtag #IAmForPeace. -Rappler.com

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